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Re: Genuine question

"stupidly expensive aircraft."

Latest (that I could find) cost per unit (January 2017):

F-35B (the version we're getting): $122.8 million

F-35C (the cat and trap version): $121.8 million.

http://www.defenseone.com/business/2017/02/charted-heres-how-cost-each-version-f-35-changing/135451/

We're getting 138 planes so for cats and traps to be cost effective off the bat would require BAe Systems to install cats and traps to both ships for under $138 million. Does that seem likely to you?

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